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    November 4, 2012
    11:00 - 12:00am PST  

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the 2012 election is almost here and candidates are campaign manage swing states. one of the most controversial propositions in on the ballot is one a lot of voters may not have heard of. we will have a live report on that in we work hard. we deserve it. our families deserve it. >> thousands of california grocery workers are on strike and it could be a sign of things to come. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. with one last day of campaigning left before election day, the presidential candidates are making their final argue s to voters in all of those battleground states. brian moore has a look at two of them, ohio and pennsylvania.
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>> reporter: with the 2012 campaign virtually tied heading in to its final day, mitt romney tried to shape president obama's hold on pennsylvania. >> the president thinks more government is the answer. no, mr. president, more good jobs, that's the answer. the romney campaign is hoping to claim pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes and redraw the battleground map in the waning hours of the race. but ohio is still looking like the clincher. hours after governor romney was there, the president traveled to the buckeye state to defend his six-point lead. >> who do you trust? look, ohio. you know me by now. >> the final nbc poll before the election shows this race is a statistical dead heat and that increases pressure for both campaigns to get out the vote on tuesday. but first, the candidates are
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gearing up for one final sprint on the long road to the white house. the president's in wisconsin and doubling down on ohio on monday. ro governor romney is making his arguments in florida, virginia and new hampshire. brooke brian moore, nbc news, washington. many california teachers spent their sunday rallies for proposition 30 here in california which would prevent billions of dollars in cuts of education. supporters are going door to door to get out the vote and gavin knewsome told krooud crowd the future of the state's public schools is on the line on tuesday. >> we can't afford to make these cuts to the most vulnerable. heck, i'm a democrat like i imagine many of you because we want to eliminate poverty, ignorance and disease. we have to step up and step in and support proposition 30. >> prop 30 will increase income taxes on individuals that make more than $250,000 a year and
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increase the tale sales tax. and prop 38 raises taxes on everyone and funds education through a new trust fund. if they pass the proposition with the most votes becomes law. 11 statewide propositions on the ballot in california. most of the attention and ads are focused on proposition 32 and 38. but proposition 34 maybe the most controversial. it would repeal the death penalty. nbc bay area's kimberly tere has more on why voters don't seem to know much about it. >> political analysts say prop 34 is being overshadowed by measures involving tax increases and local, state and nationwide elections. >> i haven't read up on prop 34, actually. prop 30 is the one i'm paying attention to. >> it would end the death penalty in california and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. the polls show it slightly ahead but larry gerstin says many are undecided and even more who may
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not know much about the proposition. >> it is unfortunate that so many important issues like these are below the radar because so many questions are put before the voters all at once they wonder if we are asking too much of the voters on one hand and whether the voters will take it seriously enough on the other. >> reporter: those who want to eliminate the death penalty took their fight to church today in southern california. appealing to people's faith and sense of justice. naacp president reminded parishioners that african-americans are executed at a disproportionate rate. supporter of prop 34 argue that getting rid of the death eduard uspensky -- death penalty will save money and end the possible that someone would be wrongfully put to death. >> it does in the make us safer arer california has 728 inmates on death row.
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that's more than any other state and only 13 inmates have been executed in the last 34 years. prop 34 opponents agree the system is broken but say the solution is to streamline the appeals process. three california governors, republican pete wilson and democrat fray davis agree on this issue saying that those on death row should not be allowed to escape their fate. >> collectively the 700 people have killed 200 children, 43 police officers, and raped and murdered more than 235 people. why? the world would the people of california want to reduce their death sentence? >> political analysts say when it comes to the death penalty economics will weigh in for voters but ultimately the decision is an emotional one in which voters will have to ask themselves is the death penalty just? kimberly tere, nbc bay area a news. >> thank you.
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one city council races in san jose is proving to be controversial. one of the candidates is accusing the other of racism. >> i've had to publish my financial record on-line and in newspapers just to dispel any of these misrepresentations occurring from the fire union that they sent out a couple of hit pieces on me. >> there's been so some tumultuous races in san jose and i'm proud of the race that we have run that our campaign has run. we have run a clean campaign. put out no hit pieces as part of our campaign and we are proud of it. >> he claims the firefighters union is sending out hit pieces on him about his christian palestinian background. robert bronstein says his lawn signs are being stolen as well. a measure in the east bay is getting national attention. voters in richmond will decide whether to impose a tax on sugary drinks. it would be the first such tax in the country and the soda
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industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat it. monty francis has more on the multimillion-dollar fight measure n. >> good evening. if measure n passes anyone wh stops in richmond to buy a soda would have to pay a tax of 12 cents per can of soda. the soda industry does not support it because it is concerned it could set a standard for the rest of the country. in richmond, you can buy sodas and other high sugar drinks on every corner. >> today was a slow day so i only had two of them. i could drink up to six a day. >> doctors say they are fuelling the nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity. among them, jeff witterman, a retired cardiologist and the counselman who pro posed the city-wide soda tax amounting to one cent an ounce. >> liquid sugar is the number one cause of child obesity.
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it would apply to chocolate milk and nrch drinks but not diet soda. in the poorest neighbors they disproportionately have the soda loaded with sugar. >> we want it in the state, federally. we lose it, we want it federally and in the state. we want every city have this. >> no more. >> the idea of the soda tax property prompted the industry to spend $2.5 million to defeat measure n. there are billboards all over richmond and almost 50 paid staffers are campaigning against it in the streets and on the phone. >> no on measure n. >> it is misguided because it's not the right thing for the city of richmond. it will drive local businesses out of town. >> the campaign manager for no on n says the city has a vested
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interest in seeing it fail but said a tax will not solve the problem of childhood obesity. >> we have more respect for people and think people can make their own decision thes. >> reporter: the tax would raise $3 million a year which would be spent on youth lettic programs. if its a passes is would be the first city to impose a tax on sugar drinks. for the first time the workers are on strike. 7,000 workers are on strike at ray lees and. they say they can't afford benefit cuts management is demanding. >> we were out here trying to save our families fighting for our medical retirees, medical, you are sunday, and hl day pays, wage freezes. we don't need that.
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>> management says the company needs to cut costs in the face of the weak economy and competition from nonunion stores such as wal-mart. experts say the strike could be the first of many at grocery stores across this country. from one extreme to another. we want to check in right now with rob for a check on this week's very weird weather. what is going on, rob? >> very strange. in the span of five days we will see a wild swing which starts in to tomorrow today we saw a sneak preview. you may have noticed some high temperatures. reached the 80s. lock at san francisco 77 degrees today. 79 oakland. here's why tomorrow is going to be a little warmer if not hot in a few areas. high pressure will strengthen in to monday afternoon. which means many inland locations will be close to 85 degrees. i think for santa rosa and around santa cruz we could see upper 80s in the forecast for tomorrow. it will be a cool start with 50s
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and 60s. warming quickly by lunchtime. look at the areas in orange. by lunchtime we are already seeing 80s pop up around the bay area and it looks like summer as we head in to monday and tuesday. by the end 0 this week, we are seeing the opposite pattern. we are talking highs in the 50s. rain and maybe some snow as low as 3,000 to 4,000 feet. these wild swings happening for your workweek. we will walk you through the timing in a few minutes. coming up next, the dramatic rescue after a boat capsized near point reyes. crews had to pull it to shore with two children trapped underneath. we will show you. while the cleanup from sandy is far from over, some are having to brace for another powerful storm heading that way. a remarkable step, literally, for science. the first stair climb by a man wearing a bionic leg. we will show you that.
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and you'll always find your favorite. woman #2: with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. a woman is accused of using an explosive device to set fire
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to the her neighbor's home. she allegedly threw the molotov cocktail in to a win deand fled. the residents were able to put out the fire quickly. police arrested her on suspicion of arson and use of an explosive device. her bail is set at a half million dollars. there was a dramatic rescue off the coast of marin county involving two children trapped in an overturned boat. >> reporter: from afar it looked lake the perfect day to be out. but a 25 foot boat with four children and three adults on board somehow capsized at the mouth of the bay. the call came in at 1:30 this afternoon and a sheriffs happened to be close by. five people were clinging to the hull of the boat but soon after the rescue started crews -- >> discovered two victims were trapped inside the boat. the captain of the engine company here is a swift water rescue swimmer and had his gear on board. so he put his gear on and was
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lifted to the boat by the helicopter. and made contact with the two victims. >> the children were trapped in the cabin with an air pocket. rescuers were able to communicate enough to know both children were alive. so they towed the boat with the children inside about 200 yards to shore. >> keep going, keep going. >> they couldn't flip the capsized boat and couldn't get to the kids so they had to carefully cut it open. a few seconds later crews rushed the first child to shore. wrapped him up and rushed the child to the hospital and then another child and more cheers. both children were told suffered hypothermia but are expected to be okay. >> everyone was talking. they were alert. >> we are also told no one was wearing life jackets there. there's a stepped up sense of urgency along the atlantic coast tonight. millions of people are struggling to clean up and recover after the superstorm that hit last week. and now there's a potential of
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another devastating storm in the coming week. jay gray has more. >> there's no marathon in new york today. still, there's a race in the city across the strike zone right now. millions are rushing the clean up after a nor'easter is taking aim at the areas devastated by sandy. >> we are looking for two to four inches of rain and wind gusts 40 to 50 miles an hour and the time frame is wednesday this to thursday. >> so right now, with heavy equipment, and by hand the work continues around the clock. >> please start going door to door. ask some of the owners if they need snig. >> often it is teams of volunteers helping to pile debro or delivering much-needed supplies to those struggling in areas washed or swept away by the storm. >> many have lost everything. their houses, what they claim to
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be their houses are no more. >> but what is clear in the middle of this dissaster is the still have each other. >> there's a lot of despair and people have cried in my arm and i'm sure all of our arms about how awful this is. the best resource we have to fight this is to be new yorkers. >> resources and a bond that so many lean on to pick up after sandy and prepare for more rough weather that could be on the way. jay gray, nbc news. well, it didn't quite make up for the cancelled new york city marathon but thousands took to the streets of san francisco today for the u.s. half marathon. it started early this morning in aquatic park. they made their way arols the gonld gate bridge before heading back to the park. they say this year's event had a different feel because of what people on the east coast are going through and most say cancelling the new york city marathon was the right thing to
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do. >> it was, took resources away from helping other people rebuild. it would be very disappointing. >>. >> 5,000 people participated in the half marathon. those who chose to also helped to raise money for saint jude's children's hospital. as if enough wasn't happening here on earth this month there's a lot going nonthis sky, too. the torrid meteor showers will be bright 0 starting tonight. if conditions are right the torrids produce five visible shooting stars an an hour and leoned anies 15 or more give or take. we want to check in with rob for the rate the latest on the weather. >> the next couple of nights should be good. not much in the way of fog or clouds right now.
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san francisco 64 degrees. some daytime high temperatures around san francisco that are in the mid-60s. you can see tonight things are mild around downtown. 62 san jose. most locations tomorrow morning in the 50s and warming quickly as we go to the afternoon. notice the wind direction in to oakland and napa. slight signs of an off-shore breeze. that's a sign of drier air. as listening as the wind speeds the stay down it is good news. we will see sinking warming air a loft and the temperatures will come up tomorrow in to tuesday. so going to extremes here. first two days of the workweek, 70s to mid-80s. second half of the week a different story. you can't more opposite than these two patterns. and we will explain why the changes are happening. storm track to the north. we have high pressure building in. under this ridge of high pressure we have drying conditions, warming temperatures. the hair trier affect to the atmosphere. dries things out and warms
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things up. mid 70s to 80s. inland low to mid-80s for monday in to tuesday. the opposite pattern takes place when the jet stream drops to the south. that opens the door for colder air to spill out of the gulf of alaska. rain returning on thursday afternoon and by friday as the colder air drops dourng inland average temperatures in the upper 0 50s. 20 to 30 degree drop in temperatures. speaking of dropping, snow levels by friday afternoon, 4,000 feet down to 3,000 feet as we get in to next weekend. could be good news for sierra snow. 40 and 50s outside. mainly 50s tomorrow morning. low 80s in the forecast. mid-80s around the trivalley and oakland in to san francisco low 80s tomorrow. mid to upper 80s in santa rosa. anywhere in the mid-80s tomorrow would be breaking records and
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close to that monday in to tuesday. wednesday we start to see clouds come in. temperatures drop and they drop thursday in to friday. looks like 50s for highsing chilly showers and that's a conservative stimon the snow level. 4,000 feet. it looks like north of 80 is looking at 2500 feet. once the cooler air spills close other the bay area, 3500 to 4,000 snow levels. a wild week. >> 85 degrees and then snow. fair enough. thank you, rob. now for a look at what is coming up in sports we want to check in with mr. henry wofford of comcast sportsnet. what's happening with you? football is what we talk about on sunday but a rough day for the raiders today and not just what they did on the field that will have fans disappointed. we will tell you what else they lost in addition to the game when we come back. hang with us.
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welcome back. with a win at home the raiders would have had a chance to even their record at 4-4 and be one
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place behind the broncos in the afc west. but thing didn't turn out that way. going thor this third straight win and hosting the bucs. palmer to mcfadden. uh-oh. short game. mcfadden sustained an ankle injury. he had one more carry and left the game for x-rays which were negative. he will have an mri tomorrow. third quarter, oakland native d raised in stockton, california. gets the hand off and goes 67 yards for the td. 28-10 bucs. bucs up by 11 and look at who's at it again. martin, smallest man though field, fastest man on the field and hungriest man on the field. he will score another touchdown. 251 yards and four tds. bucs win 42-32. first time they ever won in oakland. kate longworth has more. >> reporter: it was a frustrating afternoon in oakland
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as a collate comeback attempt fell short and the raiders failed to get their record to 500. >> difficult game. obviously to come back and then to not finish was difficult but we fought. showed a lot of heart. but didn't make enough plays when it was said and done. >> we didn't make enough plays to win the game but we were successful in moving the football. our team hung in there and battled an tried to come back and a came up short. >> when doug martin torched the raiders for 251 rushing yards their own running back left in the same quarter. x-raies on mcfadden's ankle were negative but there is no questioning hi importance to the team. >> he is a good player. at times we haven't been able to run the ball well but he goes back there and grinds it out. he takes hit after hit. his leadership in practice and the way he brings it every day.
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i have a lot of respect for that guy. >> you can't put a value on the best running back the game. when he is on the field he is a game changer. an x-factor no matter who we are playing and no heart who he is on the field with. >> palmer had the fourth highest passing game in raiders fran dhiez history with 414 yards. at the coliseum, nbc bay area news. over to the dolphins and colts. former stanford star andrew luck rewriting the record books. he hits reggie in the back of the end zone. nine-yard toss. colts up 7-3. more luck in the second half. this time to hilton. 36-yard touchdown here. luck flew for a rookie record 433 yards in the win. it was 23-20 the final. one last note, the cardinal remained 14th in the latest bcs
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standings which were released this evening. diane, what a wild day for look keys and that doug martin, i don't know if he is a better player or dancer. he had some nice moves out there. >> a nice combination. >> you have moving nicely there too, henry. >> every now and then. every now and then. we ought to go dancing, you know. you tell my hyour husband. i will tell my wife. >> i'm in. >> a first climb involving a bionic limb. and a red carpet preview. a new reality show on silicon valley startup and the producer is mark zum zuckerberg's big sister. this is hayden.
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that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight.
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the executive producer of start up silicon valley is mark zuckerberg. she appeared on the red carpet for a premier party. it shows the lives of young entrepreneurs trying to make it big in the tech world. she said she was inspired to create the show because of her brother's experience creating facebook. >> life is about taking risks. my brother inspired me to go and do things out of his comfort zone to blaze his own trail and i think a lot of the buzz around this show already shows that, you know, nothing that is safe is ever worth doing. >> reporter: startup silicon valley premiers on bra ve tomorrow night. a man who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident helped to test a bionic leg these that's controlled by his thoughts. look at these pictures. zach tested the leg on sunday at the sky rise chicago fund-raising event.
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he climbed 103 flights of stairs today at the willis tower with researchers from the rehab center of chicago. the successful climb with the bionic leg was the first test in public. the computerized limb is designed to respond to electrical impulses from the brain and hamstring. 2700 people took part in the climb which raised funds for the rehab center. coming up next, a tense scene outside of a florida polling station today after it closed with dozens of people waiting in line to cast absentee ballots. a protest in portland turned ugly when protesters clashed with police. when you are doing what you love it doesn't feel like work. i know that sounds cliche but i'm proof of it. >> when the end of the story is just the beginning in our bay area proud exclusive. we meet a man who traded a career for a real passion.
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the presidential election is one full day away. combined both campaigns held 14 events today. governor romney focused on job answer president obama focused on his experience and the handling of hurricane sandy boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president will confront. >> question can do better a better america. >> reporter: as far as the polls they are not always accurate but in ohio rom sfi is six points down and he is looking to other
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states such as iowa. he spent time in new hampshire as well with former president clinton. there was anger and frustration in miami where voters were lined up to cast about sernt tee ballots after cut off from the early voting deadline yesterday. these people came to vote after the county announced it would open its doors for four hours. when the four hours were up it closed. the crowd outside did not leave. and demanded the office reopen and it did a short time later. officials are bracing for more voting problems perhaps on tuesday especially in key battleground states. in ohio don't fusion over new absentee ballot rules means 200,000 voters may be forced to cast provisional ballots that won't be counted until ten days
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after election day. among one of the most controversial propositions in on the ballot is one a lot of voters may not have heard of. the 2012 election is almost here and candidates are campaign manage swing states. one of the most controversial propositions in on the ballot is one a lot of voters may not have heard of. the most recent polls show prop 34 slightly ahead, nbc bay area's political analyst says many are undecided and even more who may not know much about the proposition. >> >> it is unfortunate that so many important issues like these are below the radar because so many questions are put before the voters all at once they wonder if we are asking too much of the voters on one hand and whether the voters will take it seriously enough on the other.
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>> reporter: those who want to eliminate the death penalty took their fight to church today in southern california. appealing to people's faith and sense of justice. naacp president reminded parishioners that african-americans are executed at a disproportionate rate. supporter of prop 34 argue that argue that getting rid of the death penalty will safe the state $100 million and eliminate the possibility that an inmate would be wrongly put to death. >> the death penalty is used for poor people of all colors. and it does not make us safer. california has 728 inmates on death row. that's more than any other state and only 13 inmates have been executed in the last 34 years. prop 34 opponents agree the system is broken but say the solution is to streamline the appeals process. three california governors, republican pete wilson and democrat gray davis agree on
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this issue saying that those on death row should not be allowed to escape their fate. >> collectively the 700 people have killed 200 children, 43 police officers, and raped and murdered more than 235 people. why in the world would the people of california want to reduce their death sentence? >> political analysts say when it comes to the death penalty economics will weigh in for voters but ultimately the decision is an emotional one in which voters will have to ask themselves is the death penalty just? kimberly tere, nbc bay area a news. there was a dramatic rescue off the coast of marin county involving two children trapped in an overturned boat. >> reporter: from afar it looked lake the perfect day to be out. but a 25 foot boat with four children and three adults on board somehow capsized at the mouth of the bay. the call came in at 1:30 this
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afternoon and a sheriffs happened to be close by. five people were clinging to the hull of the boat but soon after the rescue started crews -- >> discovered two victims were trapped inside the boat. the captain of the engine company here is a swift water rescue swimmer and had his gear on board. so he put his gear on and was lifted to the boat by the helicopter. and made contact with the two victims. >> the children were trapped in the cabin with an air pocket. rescuers were able to communicate enough to know both children were alive. so they towed the boat with the children inside about 200 yards to shore. >> keep going, keep going. >> they couldn't flip the capsized boat and couldn't get to the kids so they had to carefully cut it open. a few seconds later crews rushed the first child to shore. wrapped him up and rushed the child to the hospital and then
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another child and more cheers. both children were told suffered hypothermia but are expected to be okay. >> everyone was talking. they were alert. >> we are also told no one was wearing life jackets there. coming up next, tomorrow may set some records for warm weather in the bay area. the end of the week looks very different. we'll explain that. and a clash between occupy protester and police in portland and high school students caught in in the middle.
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in portland, police and protester clashed reminiscent of the occupy movement. it started when demonstrators ran in to a lean of officers armed with with pepper spray. >> reporter: tensions grew after a protest turned in to chaos. more than that dozen monstrators got pepper sprayed in the face midway through the march the lloyd district. it happened between police and protester at northeast 15th. >> we tried to go in one direction. they tried to block us and as soon as they found we weren't going to move in that direction
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they started to spray us. >> i could not open my eyes for the life of me. i didn't know if i was going the fall down and get kicked because the crowd was rushing an me and the cops were breaking through in half of the people sprayed. >> they said demonstrators tried to cross the police line in to heavier traffic. >> a row of folks behind the shield and two or three rows of people pushed gn the line of bicycle officers, pushing in to them. having some minor, minor injuries to the officers on the bikes. >> police say they took action. nearly 350 protesters continue td spill on the streets and 150 officers were on the scene including mounted patrol. bystanders could only watch. >> so stupid. i want to get home. >> what is it about? >> demonstrators said they are marches against austerity.
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>> austerity, budget cuts to essential services new york consideration of raising taxes on the well hi and no consideration of cutting military spending cutting so-called entitlements for people. >> the message may have been lost in the mix when the calm turned to chaos. >> i got it a few times in the face. it was definitely an experience. >> police arrested one man and said if protesters had a permit for the demonstration there wasn't have been so much trouble. right now we want to check in with rob. no trouble there. he's got beautiful weather and then a switch. >> at least now through tuesday we have nice conditions and warm temperatures tonight around san francisco and santa cruz. in the 60s. san jose 62 degrees. one reason why we are getting the warm temperatures right now, you can see a hint of it in napa and oakland. a light off-shore breeze and hilltop temperatures closer to 70. we have warm dry air aloft that
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is sinking down. you get that when high pressure sets up over your head the first two days of the week the storm track to the north. we could break records tomorrow. if we manage mid-80s we will get there. the best place to see the records fall is santa rosa, south of morgan hill to gilroy and liverlivermore. >> once this pattern buckles like we will see it on late wednesday to thursday it will open the door for a change which will lead to much cooler temperatures. rain coming in on thursday afternoon and chilly shower on friday. look at the inland temperatures. upper a 0s and low 60s. if the low tracks out over the ocean we could see more rain and temperatures mild. closer to the low 60. if it comes over land we could
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see temperatures even cooler than that. and snow levels as low as 3,000 to 4,000 feet on friday afternoon. so some interesting weather for the end of the week. 408s an 50s tomorrow. in low 80s in san jose, trivalley in the low 80s for most places. look at san francisco and oakland. close to breaking records for the tomorrow in the low 80s and mid to upper 80s are possible this santa rosa. the first half of the week will feel like a return to summer. wednesday, there's your way day of fall and thursday and friday we are falling in to winter-like temperatures. rain for thursday afternoon. changing over to scattered showers as that cooler air coming in. this could be unsettled with cold temperatures and mountain top snow. certainly for the sierra and the higher peaks around the bay area. something to look forward to the second half of the week. >> little variety. >> a little something for
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everybody. coming up fec, hundreds of runners stuck in new york city without a race to run poured their efforts in to hurricane sandy cleanup. we will show you what they did.
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>> about 600 garbage bag has been a big request. >> runners with time on their hands were there to help the victim of hurricane sandy. water, ready to eat meal and toilet paper and strong lung and
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legs to get it delivered. >> great opportunity to take advantage of the day and give back. >> this is a boat that would have taken them to the starting line this morning. instead they are going to staten island to help. they are marathoners. they have a lot of energy. like this father/sdaut daughter team from the west coast. they were relieved when the race was cancelled. >> i don't think i would have felt good about it if i knew all of these people were cold and suffering and a lot of people lost their homes. my goodness. >> reporter: carrying everything on their backs, they hit the road, running. stopping to help families like the schullers, no electricity or gas to get to the store and no end to the cleanup. >> baby wipes, batteries. >> flash lights. >> whatever people need. >> thank you. >> with anger in this community last week when mayor bloomberg said the race would go on. made worse when much-needed food, water and generators were piled up for the race, not the residents.
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now runners delivered those same supplies and lended a man where it was needed. >> i'm glad they were able to come out here and glad the run was cancelled an they are able the lend a hand. these folks need it. >> the the mayor wanted to hold the race because he believed it would bring the city together. in some ways cancelling it did the same thing. nbc news, staten island, new york. >> coming up next -- >> i said while i have time off i'm going to start to do the stories of inspirational people. >> our bay area proud exclusive pro-introduces us to a man whose compassion is spreading the inspirational story of others.
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tonight's bay area proud is about the benefit of multiplication as in taking someone's god deod deed and mak it greater. garvin thomas has an inspiring story about inspiring stories. it's tonight's bay area proud. >> kind of a spiritual journey for me. >> reporter: he has a saying he's fond of about being careful wa you say because words eventually become reality. >> we are going to oakland. >> reporter: it is something he said he learned in a very life-changing way. >> there's no lightning out here so far tonight. >> reporter: you see a few year ago he was a television reporter working for bay area news station. it was the combination of a life long dream for him. the problem was he he found facing death and destruction on an almost daily basis couldn't make up for the perks the job
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offer. >> the title. i felt really empty. >> reporter: so he vowed to make a change one day. not knowing that one day was the next day. >> the next day i got laid off and i said, you know while i have some time off i'm going to start doing story of inspirational people. >> my husband and i -- >> that idea has now grown in to his nonprofit, go inspire go. he produces video stories about people doing good in the world and then uses social media, not just to spread their story but to get others to join in the effort. it's why on this day, he is at kaiser permit tay medical center doing a followup story on niko kas zero. he is a 6-year-old battling cancer and while he is out of the hospital for now, niko felt badly for the other kids stuck there on halloween so he led an
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effort to gather costumes for those kids so they could celebrate. >> we did get a lot of different items. >> reporter: his story on nik's first donation inspired others doe nate more costumes meaning another trip to the hospital and even more grateful children. >> go inspire go we cover everyday heros that are doing small things that lead up to meaningful changes and hopefully up speier people to take action. >> they have no food. >> it is also how he helped a kindergartener turn 17,000 meals for the homeless in to almost ten times that. he says while still a reporter at heart, what he does is different in so many ways. not the at least of this is that the end of his stories now are always just the beginning. garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> all right. we could do that. >> yeah. absolutely. >> but first we will have to
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deal with the weather coming up. >> many changes. you can bring your summer and winter clothes out for the week. for the short term you will be seeing possibly record-breaking temperatures if the valleys tomorrow in to tuesday and 50s and 60s for highs. rain on thursday afternoon, chilly on friday. >> snow and 85 degree weather. >> yeah. >> i love living in the bay area. thank you for watching nbc bay area news. the chris matthews show is up next. have a grade night and a good week. ♪
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